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Domino
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 757
Posted:Curiosity killed the cat.

How exactly? When? I just started thinking about this in the shower, does anyone know about this cat? And I'm sure this isn't the only little saying that people use that doesn't make much sence when you think about it. Anyone know any others? Or better yet can anyone explain any others?


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The Real Fryed Fish
God's illgitament son
Location: state of confusion
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1489
Posted:i cant explain one, but i have one for you

There's more than one way to skin a cat

so apparently this "cat" really pissed someone off to the point that they claim its death, and found more than one way to skin it


You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too

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Domino
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 757
Posted:"How the hell do you skin a cat?"
"Well, I can think of a couple, but which to choose?"


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The Real Fryed Fish
God's illgitament son
Location: state of confusion
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1489
Posted:and why? what did this "cat" ever do to us? why not a dog, or a lemming......they kill themselves any way.....

You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too

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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:theres not enough room to spin a cat?

Heard that one?????????????????


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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:In my experience there's always enough room to swing a cat.

Most of the time though, after swinging one in a small space, you have an unprotesting subject for seeing just how many ways of skinning a cat you know.

tongue


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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mtbeer
mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Apparently there is more than one way to skin a cat.

But this is still my favorite:


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"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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Domino
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 757
Posted:ubblol

Actually I know the swing a cat one. It meant "cat o'nine tails" a really nasty whip thing. It had something to do with slaves and the fact that the rooms (or whatever) they were in were so small there wasn't room for the slavers to swing the whip.

There's an interesting anti-cat theme delevoping in these sayings...


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NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:Cats apparently, will not enter a space that is narrower than their whiskers... so i reckon that there was an exception to this rule, a cat too curious for it's own good, it crawled into a wall space after say... a mouse... or more likely the cheese on a mouse trap.... got stuck and died and that's how curiosity killed the cat.

i have no proof of this, i just made up that explanation (except for the first part, that is true.)


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if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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Bretch
Bretch

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Location: Cork, Ireland at present
Member Since: 19th Nov 2004
Total posts: 247
Posted:Kill two birds with one stone....????

I like to see that one done!


I used to be indecisive, but I'm not so sure now.....

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Catalyst
Catalyst

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Location: Virginia
Member Since: 27th Nov 2003
Total posts: 103
Posted:Are you kidding me with that picture? ubbloco

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MiG
MiG

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Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:thats why its fun to cut a cats whiskers off.
or wrap its feet in alfoil
or get it drunk, then cut off its whiskers, and wrap its feet in alfoil.


not that i do those sorta things.


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"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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OrangeBobo
OrangeBobo

veteran
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 1389
Posted:My host dad cut his cat's whiskers off when he was 5 years old and didn't know any better.... Apparently the poor thing was walking into walls for two days, and then went back to normal. And they looked at ME in disbelief when I said that my cat (dont have him anymore though) was de-clawed! Apparently there's something to do with animal rights and that. Anywho...

~ bobo


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fragst mich, wo wir gewesen sind...
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My hairs on fire
My hairs on fire

If its got pistons or boobs, its gonna be expensive...
Location: Cyprus
Member Since: 21st Oct 2004
Total posts: 515
Posted:We used to ave pursian cats an if there hair got all matted we had to get em shaved like that, so funny hehe.
My cat joey wouldnt leave the house cause he was embarrased lol!


Henry Hill - 'One day the kids from the neighbourhood carried my mothers groceries all the way home, you know why? It was out of respect'...

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Domino
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 757
Posted:Raining cats and dogs.

Definately an anti cat theme in these sayings I'd never notice before...


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NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:two heads are better than one.... BUT... too many cooks spoil the broth..... so where's the happy medium? or does it not matter because one lot are just cooking and the others are just thinking?

on the subject of cats> i really want to try that thing that jimmy carr suggested on the Channel 4 advert - putting smartites tubes on their legs and making them walk like robots... i was wondering if anyone has had any success (by which, i mean not got their eyes scrammed out) in doing so....
i don't think i need to cut my cats whiskers off they walk into things anyway confused


Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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